TESTIMONIALS - Teen Delegates
International Junior Miss Pennsylvania Teen 2015
1st RU – National American Miss Teen 2014
National American Miss Miss Pennsylvania 2017
I can’t thank Jorge enough for helping me to win the title of 2015 International Junior Miss Teen! Even after just one session, he helped me get in the right mindset to be able to do my best in Interview. Jorge has a gift for knowing just how to help you organize your thoughts, so that you can think on your feet and answer questions confidently. His approach helps to develop skills that can be used for the rest of your life. I didn’t think I would gain so much insight, let alone gain such a wonderful friend!
Edmonds Liberty Fest Outstanding Teen 2016
Oklahoma City University (OCU) Outstanding Teen 2015
Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen 2015 - 1st RU
When I first started in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen program, I was just 13 years old. There were a number of topics I was not well versed in. In starting to work with Jorge, he was wonderful in bringing up topics I hadn't thought of before, and giving me different sides to each situation and the history of each topic. He never tried to influence my positions, giving me an opportunity to not only open my eyes to the events going on around me but also to find my own way in developing my opinions. Over our monthly sessions, I improved my interview skills to where I was excited to answer a question that I previously would have viewed as a "hard question". As the years pass and different issues arise, I know Jorge will be there to keep me updated, informed and challenged. I cant imagine going into a pageant without having had my training with Jorge !
Miss Florida Teen USA 2010
Miss Teen USA 2010 - Top 15
When I started with Jorge, I was convinced that my speaking skills where the only thing holding me back from my goals of going to Nationals. With his patience, detailed training and constant support not only did I win my state title but made Top 15 at Miss Teen USA. Now I use the skills Jorge taught me as I pursue my career as a fashion correspondent in New York City! Thank you, Jorge!
Miss Nevada Teen USA 2013
Miss Teen California International 2012
Miss Teen Solano County 2010
They say experience is everything, and that is exactly what you get with Jorge! Jorge is one of the most kind and comforting pageant coaches I have ever worked with. Not only does he promote self-wellness and being one's true self, but he instills confidence and self-assurance in his clients. While working with Jorge on my interview skills before competing at Miss Teen USA 2013, we shared thoughts, laughs, and ideas on many different issues and current events. The interview portion of a pageant is one of the most important components. This is because the contestant gets to show off two of the most impressive assets a person has, their heart and their intelligence. Jorge highlights these assets by constantly reminding his clients to be their true self and answer everything with honesty. He fully prepares his clients by pre-preparing interview questions before meetings. All our sessions were via Skype and it was so easy! Throughout my interview coaching I felt nothing but comfortable with Jorge and I even feel like I gained a friend. Jorge's support as a pageant coach is amazing, my experience with his coaching was nothing but positive, and I would recommend his coaching talents to all pageant hopefuls. Congratulations on your launch of PageantSmart!
Miss Florida Teen USA 2016
Miss Teen World America 2017 Top 10
When I first met Mr. Esteban, I was doubtful my interview skills needed any improvement. But after the first session together, I realized that he had much to offer, and I was eager to learn. While I could form opinions and well-thought out answers, I couldn't verbalize my thoughts in a manner that would impress a panel of pageant judges. With his guidance, I learned how to express my ideas and I expanded my knowledge of current events and social issues. At Miss Florida Teen USA 2014, I competed with full confidence in my interview abilities. I made it into the Top 16 and I absolutely know I could not have achieved that goal without Jorge! Not only does he prepare you for your next pageant, he prepares you for life! Even if I never win another pageant, I know there will be many instances in which Jorge’s training will help me achieve other goals.
Miss Miami Lakes Teen USA 2014
Miss Coral Gables Teen USA 2013
Miss Hollywood USA 2016
When I first met Jorge, little did I know he would change my life forever. Jorge not only has transformed and improved my interview skills and my way of presenting myself in front of a crowd or a panel of judges but also, he has helped me gain skills and knowledge of the world that will benefit me forever. I could walk into an interview and answer any question at that moment and feel confident that I left an impression and will probably get the job thanks to Jorge. He has become like an uncle to me for which I am so grateful to have just a phone call away whether it is to pump me up for an interview, advice,or just to say hi. He truly is a master of words and has molded my presentation, speaking and thinking abilities in ways greater than books could ever teach you. I owe a lot to this man and I love him so much.
Miss Maryland Teen USA 2010
Miss Teen USA 2010
Working with Jorge for my Miss Teen USA pageant prep wasn't just wonderful... it was VITAL! Jorge opened up my mind and gave me the tools I needed to dig even deeper inside of myself, so that I could fully express to the judges why the things I claimed to be passionate about on paper, were truly the things that fueled the fire in my everyday life. Now that I am focusing on my career after pageantry, I am able to use what I learned with Jorge to nail any interview I walk into! Thank you PageantSmart!
Miss Utah Teen USA 2012
Miss Teen USA 2012 - Top 15
I cannot thank Jorge enough for all the time he invested into helping and working with me to improve my interview skills. YOU are the BEST interview prep coach! I felt so much more prepared after all our sessions, I truly want to thank you for that! You were one of my biggest supporters since day one, all the way to watching me compete for Miss Teen USA 2012 in the Bahamas. I know you were a big part of me making the Top 15!
Miss Florida Teen USA 2014
Miss Broward County Fair Teen USA 2014
Jorge, words cannot express how truly grateful I am for everything you have done for me. From the moment you met me you believed in me. You encouraged me to follow my dreams and to become a stronger and confident me. I am thankful for your guidance and knowledge you have given me. As I get ready to go on the Teen USA stage I know that I will ROCK it with NO FEAR and that you will be there to cheer me on.
Miss Vermont Teen USA 2015
Miss Teen USA 2015 - Top 15
Jorge, thank you for transforming me from being uncomfortable in public speaking to preparing me for Miss Teen USA. Your coaching has also helped me for any future endeavors that may come my way. You are more than an interview coach, you've become a true friend.
Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2016
Jorge, I will never be able to express my sincerest gratitude for all your guidance and advice. You guided me to the crown by improving my interview skills, and became the greatest mentor to me and even better - a friend. It wasn’t just the skills you taught me though, but also the confidence you had in me. I loved Skyping with you all the while becoming more confident every session. You truly helped me achieve my greatest dream. Thank you from the top of my crown to the bottom of my heart.
Miss Teen America 2017
Being Miss Hawaii Teen America 2017, I had an amazing opportunity to work with Jorge, to help me prepare for the Miss Teen America national pageant. Throughout my experience with PageantSmart, Jorge has helped me overcome my fear of speaking in front of others, helped me improve my speaking skills and made me feel confident no matter what topic I had to talk or give my opinion about. Throughout all the Skype sessions we've had, Jorge is a great instructor and he has pushed me to strive for my very best, even if I struggled through it all, he would be by my side and catch me when I fall. Now, I am proud to say that I am the newly crowned Miss Teen America 2017! Thank you Jorge for an unforgettable experience! If you are looking for interview mentor, I recommend you go to Jorge because he is the BEST!
Miss Florida Teen Earth United States 2017
1RU Miss Teen Earth United States 2017
Becoming a PageantSmart girl has probably been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my pageant career. When I first started working with Jorge, interview was my most challenging phase of competition. Working with him, he molded my interview into the best way I can connect with the judges to share my story with them. He has taught me how to be myself in the interview room and to let my personality shine from within in as little as 3 minutes to leave a lasting impression. I also gained a lot of confidence in my onstage question and now have the tools to be successful in the interview room and on the stage. I didn’t only gain a pageant coach, I gained a lifelong friend. I will always take the lessons I’ve gained with PageantSmart wherever l go.
New York's Outstanding Teen 2017
Pageant Smart has been instrumental in my success toward my goals in pageantry! Jorge and his team are amazing and have helped me gain the confidence and interview skills that I have needed to prepare for my many auditions as well as interviews. Working on mock interviews, controversial topics, current issues as well as how to present myself in the interview room has also made me feel confident when I go to TV & Radio interviews as well music auditions. I am proud to call myself a SmartGirl!
Miss Teen USA 2015
Thanks so much to Jorge Esteban and PageantSmart Interview Consultants for my interview skype session right before I left for Miss Teen USA. Your advice and interview prep was so helpful in my Teen USA interview! Thanks for all of your support through the years!
Miss Nevada Teen USA 2017
Jorge Esteban is much more than an interview coach. He is a mentor, a friend, and a pure genius. I started coaching with him while preparing for Miss Teen USA. Jorge took the time to learn about me, what I'm passionate about, and my strengths and weaknesses. At the end of every single interview session, I ended our FaceTime call feeling extremely confident, more knowledgeable, and excited to compete, especially in the interview portion. It was no surprise that at Miss Teen USA, I was 100% ready for my interview and onstage questions and placed 2RU to Miss Teen USA! I am so grateful for you, Jorge. Thank you for making me a better woman and teaching me skills for life.